Paris Fashion Week may have ended, but that doesn’t mean your style inspo has to. The back-to-school autumn season is one of the easiest times to look your best: it’s not too hot to experiment with layers, you don’t sweat out your hair and makeup, your huge winter coat doesn’t cover up your whole outfit, and hopefully you have yet to be so steeped in work you can’t even think about matching your socks. This year, Paris Fashion Week brought a whole new set of beauty and clothing trends to the table for Spring 2018, some more eccentric than others, but all of which can be pulled off at the right price.
Statement Coats (designer, cheaper version, how to wear)
With winter around the corner, investing in one of these statement coats isn’t a bad idea. Instead of the same black one you throw on everyday, making your everyday wardrobe seem generally monotone, try experimenting with a neutral- or pastel-toned coat which adds a bit of interest to the stark grays of winter. Better yet, a trench style coat such as the oversized ones from Céline’s Spring 2018 collection makes a great transition into the rainy spring season. This pale pink version by Zara is a shorter, more manageable duster-style with a hood so is great for layering on whenever the weather isn’t behaving.
Sheer & Feminine
Ever since Bella Hadid wore Christian Dior to the Art of Colour party in New York City, everyone has had to get their hands on this patterned or embroidered tulle material. Sheer fabrics are pretty appealing to the industry right now because of how many different ways you can wear them—ultra-feminine with other lace bralettes and accessories, or contrasted layers with white tees and boyfriend jeans. Dior debuted the signature look again for their spring season at Paris Fashion Week, but stores like Urban Outfitters already have this trend for less than designer prices.
Embroidered jeans have been around for a long time, but at this year’s Paris Fashion Week Philipp Plein took them to another level by adding sequins, rips and even an oversized pink ribbon. As a bit of a kitsch spin, he was inspired by Disney in the making of the girly, embroidered designs. Zara has a similar pair of streetwear-ready jeans for just $50, toned down a little to go with pretty much any top. Pair these with other mixed prints and you get a relaxed—but still very stylish—vintage-inspired look.
One of the first brands to bring gingham into popularity this summer was Brandy Melville with their “Karla Dress”, as well as with all of their plaid coordinates. Now, with designer brands like Creatures of Comfort and Sonia Rykiel bringing gingham to the runway in their summer lines, it’s sure to be back for the next. The playful pattern may look a little like a picnic blanket in clothing form, but celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift are already elevating it to “country chic”. By next summer you’re bound to be able to find this pattern at almost any store, but for now you can get the trend at Brandy Melville, Urban Outfitters and Zara each for only around $35 as this summer season ends.
It’s the ’90s babies’ time to thrive, and as that generation nears the prime of their fashion years, “throwback” fashion (and throwback everything else) has gained a huge following that only seems to be rising in popularity. From T-shirts under dresses to matching sweatsuits, the 90s are making a big comeback in both fashion and beauty. Paris Fashion Week was no exception to the trend. Big names like Gucci and Fenty x Puma both paid homage to the days of loud athleisure, reminding us of the days of vintage Nike and vintage Adidas.